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anderson. what a morning and not in a good way. a severe winter storm hurling snow and ice everywhere. thousands of planes grounded. roads a mess. indra petersons is tracking the storm dam. a gather are of celebrities and leaders the likes of which we have not seen in generation. we are live as the world prepares to honor nelson mandela. a couple accused in a shocking crime. use the internet to play a deadly game. >> good morning, i'm michaela pereira. >> i'm john berman.
it is 5:00 in the east. we begin with this massive deadly storm socking the east coast with storm and ice after wreaking havoc cross nearly half of the country. >> you name it, it's done it. thousands of flights were canceled this weekend and hundreds on hold today. many of the flights in dallas/ft. worth. a huge hub slammed with cold weather and ice. travelers have been stuck there for days waiting for their flights to be rescheduled. this morning alone, more than 700 flights there have been canceled. heavy snow is causing problems at washington, d.c.'s airport. if you're flying today, we feel for you. beyond that, probably a good idea to call your airlines. >> absolutely. if you're picking somebody up at the airport, call ahead. this snow leading to massive pileups including the one we are showing you me racine wisconsin. 60 crashes officials say in that area on sunday. at least one person killed and
dozens others were injured. those driving and ridings in cars and buses on interstate 94 say conditions were simply horrible. >> you could barely see down the road. i was on my phone. next thing i knew, i looked up and just swerving through cars, dodging cars and we ended up in the ditch. >> there were also wrecks in missouri. a chain reaction crash on interstate near kansas city leaving a person and a child critical injured. seven cars and a tractor-trailer were all involved in the accident. across the country, at least seven people have died in storm related incidents. oh! oh, my gosh! >> wow. imagine how terrifying to witness that. sheets of ice literally flying off the rooftops in north texas. that scene in plano where ice collected for days because of the storm system we had. >> oh, my! >> it was some two inches thick
when temperatures started to rise and melt and it simply slid off. amazingly, no one was hurt. some cars were damaged, though. as for those who saw it happened, they say it was frightening! >> my dog started barking and i heard the ice starting to break away from the roof. you could hear it. don't walk on the sidewalk, anybody! >> those are some amazing pictures! >> the sounds is just chilling. just chilling to hear that. oh, my goodness. indra petersons is watching this storm. have you ever seen anything like that? >> i have not being a west coaster. what we are dealing with several days is another system making its way through. a little bit of dusting of snow in manhattan and new york but that is not the story. south of it we continue to see this icing. stretching back in through virginia this morning. so that is the concern. all of the flight delays. once you have freezing rain that is never a good thing for flying so definitely check those flights. we are looking for larger amounts around roanoke,
virginia. notice extending all the way even in through new england, of course, there will be more of a wintry mix. a mix of ice and snow. also concern. you could have ice ri roadways covered by snow so definitely be aware as you're driving and take the extra time today. off the lake we could see lake-effect snow 3 to 5 inches of that expected. two systems. one we are dealing with right now continue to freak havoc in the morning. notice in the south, another low making its way up. overnight tonight in the early hours watching football
yesterday and all sorts of east coast games and all of the east coast, every stadium is getting nailed with this stuff! >> oh, my. >> better to watch at home knows days. indra, thanks so much and we continue to watch weather today. other headlines. eight major tech companies are urging the obama administration to set surveillance. in a letter signed by apple and google and microsoft and others the companies say the government needs to better balance security needs and privacy concerns. and they want the u.s. to adopt reforms, including clear limits on spying. the senate is back in session today for the first time since the democrats went nuclear blowing up the rules over filibusters. on a defense spending bill before the holiday break in two weeks, it is not clear if republicans might turn to other procedural moves to try to slow down the democrats and getting
some of the stuff through. in the meantime, we could see a federal budget before the week is out. house and senate negotiators are set to close a budget deal the first in two years. . "the washington post" says it would roll back some of the cuts and take action to reduce the deficits. overall it may not be the grand bargain some were hoping for. negotiators have been trying to find common ground since october as part of the grooemted thagre end the government shutdown. so south africa. the nation and the world gather to remember nelson mandela. sunday was a national day of prayer in south africa with millions paying their respects to the former president. the preparations are now under way for a memorial service that will bring dozens of world leaders, including president obama, to south africa starting today. robin kurnow is outside mandela's home this morning. you've just spoken to one of his closest confidants. what did she say?
>> we are hearing for the first time what is going on inside this house behind me. the home where nelson mandela died. we have been seeing a lot of people coming outside in the past few days laying flowers, paying their respects. we understand according to african tradition, nelson mandela's wife is sitting on a mattress in the living room in the lounge and receiving people throughout the day. she will be essentially sitting in that position welcoming visitors and there are a lot of visitors. political leaders, friends. people from across south africa that have some sort of importance and they are coming to pay their respects to the widow. we are also hearing from mandela's closest assistant who has worked for him for nearly 20 years, and she gives us some sense what have it's like inside.
>> sadness in the house but celebration i almost want to say. people are celebrating his life. they are grateful there and people are coming who haven't seen seen each other for years. that is the incredible thing people getting together again each in these days. >> he was suffering, i understand, quite a lot in those last few months. is there a sense of relief perhaps is the wrong word, that he is at least free from that? >> yes, well, the family make sure he wasn't through any pain through the doctors of course, and he wasn't suffering but he was such an independent person. he was such a proud person that it must have been difficult for him. so it is -- it is, in a way, it is -- he had to come at some point. >> what was it like when you saw him for the last time?
>> at the time, i didn't, but at the time, i made sure i said the things that needed to be said. >> do you think he heard you? >> yes. >> reporter: okay. bringing together people even in this and, boy, oh, boy, are we going to see it at tuesday on this memorial service. we hear from south african authorities that already 91 current heads of state have confirmed their attendance. ten former heads of state will be there, as well as 71 other eminent persons, royalty and leaders and that sort of thing. at the moment it's looking like it's going to be the biggest ever memorial service/funeral we have seen in recent memory. i was at john paul, ii funeral in rome a few years ago we know 70 heads of state were at that. already it's beating john paul, ii. i think princess diana and these are the biggest funerals in the
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facilitate some crazy finishes. in the span of 20 minutes, three games ended in wild fashion. vikings/ravens it was the craziest of them all and combined to score 36 points. this is going very fast because they scored 36 points in the final 2:05 of the game. the ravens got the last laugh scoring that touchdown with four seconds left. two minutes later, the steelers were desperately laterallying the ball around the field and antonio brown breaks free and looks like he scores the game winning touchdown but he stepped out of bounds! game over. dolphins win. ten minutes later in foxborough, the patriots capped off an amazing touchdown and they scored a touchdown and got the onside kick and scored another touchdown within 30 seconds and they beat the browns by one point. out in sunny, los angeles, lakers fans revoice as kobe bryant made his triumphant return to action last night. the lakers star had surgery back in april to repair a torn left
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thousands of flights canceled and passengers stranded for days. the deadly winter storm making a mess of plans, not to mention a huge part of the country. indra petersons is tracking the storm for us as snow continues to fall this morning. one of the greatest gatherings of world leader that this planet has ever known preparing to honor nelson mandela. chris cuomo joins us live from south africa. a newlywed couple accused
after shocking thrill kill. police say they used craigslist to lure their unsuspecting victim. welcome back to "early stat." i'm john berman. >> i'm michaela pereira. the eastern half of the country it was a wet and in some cases, white weekend and dangerous with ice, and slick roads and messing up travel plans and turning this into a real nightmare for millions. >> air travel majorly impacted by this storm. look at the board with delays and cancellations continuing. this morning, thousands of flights were grounded this weekend and hundreds more are on hold today and many cancellations are the dallas/ft. worth, a major hub slammed with cold weather and extensive ice. this morning alone 700 flights into and out of dfw have been cancel'd and some travelers have been waiting days to get out. moderate heavy snow causing problems at washington, d.c. airports. if you're flying today always call your airline. maybe follow your airline on
twitter and sometimes they get an advanced word out. >> there were pileups across the country. roads a mess too. slick, dangerous and in some cases, undrivable. this wreck near racine, wisconsin. police say 60 crashes in this area on sunday and at least one person was killed and dozens more injured. those driving and riding in cars and buses on interstate 94 say the conditions there were simply horrible. >> you could barely see down the road. i was on my phone and next thing i knew, i looked up and just swerving through cars, dodging cars and we ended up in the ditch. >> scary moments there. a major wreck near kansas city too. a chain reaction crash on interstate 70 leaving a person, an adult and a child critical injured. seven cars and a tractor-trailer involved in this. across the country, at least seven people have died in
storm-related incidents. >> oh! oh, my gosh! >> wow. sheets of ice literally flying off the rooftops in north texas. that scene in plano where ice collected for days because of the storm system we had. it was some two inches thick and amazingly no one hurt but some of the cars were damaged. as for those who saw it happened, they say it was terrifying. >> my dog started barking and i heard the ice starting to break away from the roof. you could hear it. don't walk on the sidewalk, anybody! >> indra petersons is tracking the storm for us this morning. i think the big question is -- are we out of woods or still see some of the temperatures and amount of snowfall? >> literally all over. talking about more rain and more ice and more snow. a lot of places seeing windchill
at negative 30 degrees. we keep talking about the ice. look at the snow. philadelphia saw about 8 inches and new york saw a little bit of dusting of snow yesterday. the system is still in place this morning. the bigger concern is the icing. south of new york and going through virginia we have that threat of ice. the bigger concern today especially right out towards roanoke where they could see a quarter of an inch. they are talking about delays thanks to freezing rain currently being reported in that area. so definitely check your flights if you're heading to that region. snow is still out there, but primarily in new england today. dusting coming off the lakes. we will be watching for nap this is what i was talking about these deadly temperatures this morning. we were talking about windchills that feel like negative 30 degrees. definitely concern this morning. you can see that cold arctic air in place and expecting to stay here for severled. notice new york only about 34 degrees as your high today. even if you add in the windchill we are talking about 20s in new york and d.c. 34 and cincinnati 27.
a lot of concerns stretching across the nation and another system makingity way overnight and through tomorrow so we are definitely not out of the woods yet. >> thanks for the look. in other news now. back to work for the u.s. senate returning from a that have gone break more than two weeks after democrats went nuclear angrying republicans and some in their own party by changing the rules over filibusters. harry reid plans to finish out work on some of the president's nominations and the defense spending bill before another holiday break. it's not clear if republicans might turn to other procedural moves to slow down the majority party. one thing that is they are said to be agreeing on is a federal budget. house and senate negotiators are set to close a budget deal the first in two years. "the washington post" says it would roll back some of the cuts and take action to reduce the deficits.
overall, this is not a grand bargain that people have been talking about for years. this is tiny stuff they are agreeing to here. south africa when the world continue to mourn nelson mandela. sunday was a national day of prayer in south africa with millions paying their respects to the former president. the preparations are now under way for a memorial service that will be held tomorrow. dozens of world leaders are expect to honor his contributions to the world. president obama will join in those celebrations. chris cuomo has made his way to south africa. he is outside mandela's home this morning. so glad to see you there. maybe you can set the scene for us what you're seeing and feeling on the ground there, chris. >> reporter: i have to tell you, the long good-bye is in full effect. it just continues to grow. we are here outside nelson
mandela's home in johannesburg. the singing and dancing and memorials grow. the archbishop said the greatest memorial for mandel are the people and what we are seeing. what they call the rainbow nation here. so many different nations and faces and faiths joining in song and remembrances in honor of nelson mandela. not since john paul, ii departed have we seen energy like this around the world. billions of members in the catholic church. for nelson mandela a politician and to get this attention, people streaming in and flooding to try to get to south africa is unheard of. now the big moment will be the memorial tomorrow when they are going to pack the soccer stadium here that was big enough for the world cup but 90,000 seats not even close for all of the people who want to come. i think the message is clear you're hearing. nelson mandela was a man but he was also much more than that
here and abroad. >> i probably had a chance to talk to some of the people. you talked about the rainbow nation. it cut across black and white and cut across generations. the impact i'm sure you're getting a real sense of it being among the south african people? >> and it's the context. remember, apartheid literally meant apart neighborhoods. they were segregated, white, black, southern, indian, categories. to see the reverse of this, this beautiful mixing going on here and everybody has the same message. there is loss, but there is reference and a responsibility a word we haven't used much yet looking forward to the future. you hear a lot of that work undone and needing to do better and come together more. it really is something to behold and see. you'll see behind me the nate of the faces. most of this is not media. the cameras are coming but the people who are here in full
celebration of this man who meant so much to this nation and the message that extended far beyond. >> it is so beautiful to see that it is a celebration. yes, of course we are all mourning the fact this great man is no longer walking amongst us but his work and legacy continues on and it's now a celebration of his life. chris cuomo, you'll be there for "new day" all morning long and we will talk with you in the coming hours. thanks so much. 39 minutes after the hour. coming up next for us, a shocking crime rocking a small pennsylvania town this morning. a young newly married couple arrested accused of using the internet to lure the victim. it all seems like it was a deadly game. waffle bars... fancy robes... seems every hotel has something to love... so join the loyalty program that lets you earn free nights in any of them. plus, for a limited time, members can win a free night every day. only at hotels.com
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pulled over on a street blocks from the campus on friday morning. he was reportedly driving erratically and got into some kind of altercation with the university plivers who stopped him. witnesses tell the san antonio press news he told the officer, stop resisting and then heard, oh, you're going to shoot me? seconds later, there was gunfire and reddish was dead. many gathered this weekend. friends say he was a gentle person and they all say this doesn't make any sense. >> it's hard to even think that he is gone. like he was here three days ago. we just saw him and closure is one of those things that is going to take time. >> the story just doesn't really make sense to any of us and i think we're mostly just angry and want answers. what a tragedy. the officer has been placed on administrative leave and an investigation into what happened continues. now to central pennsylvania where newlywed couple are accused of murder. police say they did it just for
the thrill of it. police say 18-year-old miranda barber and her 22-year-old husband elliott lured a 42-year-old man with a craigslist ad promising his female companionship. they strangled him and left him in a car last month. they went to a walmart to buy supplies to clean it up and then went to a strip club. >> they told us they intended to kill somebody together. they had tried to kill other individuals and failed and this happened to be one that actually worked. >> police say miranda barber insists that her husband was not involved and she acted alone and that she blacked out and doesn't remember what happened. both are due in court later this month. a famous hiker due in a denver court today facing domestic violence charges. aaron ralston who cut off his
arm to escape a canyon in utah became the subject of the film "127 hours." he was arrested on saturday night at his home in denver on assault and wrong's to minor charges but details of what happened have not been released. heart is backing out of a concert at seaworld as a result of a film called "black fish" on cnn. they posted a note on twitter saying their concert in february has been canceled. a spokesman for the park says it respects decisions by heart and willie nelson to not perform blaming, quote, a small grup of individuals denying their fans a concert. after a glimmer of hope 11 more whales have been found dead in florida. they are believed to be part of the pod stranded in the everglades last week. 15 appeared on tuesday and appeared to be headed for deeper waters but for some reason they turned around and headed back to shore.
the latest deaths brings the total to 22. wildlife officials say disease could have played a role in their death. fans by the thousands paid tribute to paul walker killed last weekend in a car crash. many going to the spot where he died in santa clarita. fans and celebrities alike have been showing up there for days. this was not officially sanctioned by his family. let's take a look what is coming up on "new day." kate bolduan joins us. >> we are covering the big storm hitting the united states and creating travel and commuting nightmares for much of the country. chris you talked to him a few minutes ago. he is live in south africa for us this morning for nelson mandela's memorial. he is going to look at the preparations under way what is an unprecedented event attended
by dozens of world leaders including president obama and the first lady. we will have much more honoring nelson mandela coming up. then a live "new day" exclusive a man who fell asleep on a flight. that's not unusual. we have all done it. then he woke up alone on a cold dark plane after it had landed and was trapped nearly an hour. it was locked. really. how does this happen today? we will talk to him and figure it out. >> a great question. i can't wait to see what he says about that! >> i'm concerned now. now i'm never going to sleep on a plane! >> you have to sit next to me and poke me! >> thanks, kate. time for our morning rhyme. kate said there is a big, big storm out there today! today's tweet comes from franco franco francois. watching you makes my morning bright. please, will you drive my sleigh tonight? >> you got it! we will. >> i love that one. kudos to you, francois. you can all come up with your
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welcome back to "early start" everyone, it is money time which means alison kosik is here this morning. >> stock futures are higher this morning after the dow on friday had its best day in two months. the dow rocketed 198 points. close at 16,020 after a better than expected jobs report for november. so far this year, gosh what a year. the dow is up 22%.
nasdaq is 35%. the s&p 500 up 27%. it's okay to go ahead and look at that 401(k). you the average return on the s&p 500 is about 8%. today investors are watching how sales for mcdonald's did in november. they will also be listening for any new information about a looming federal reserve decision to cut back on its 85 billion dollar month bond buying program. three fed presidents will speak later on today. stay tuned for a potential budget deal. that could come as early as this week. the big economic report coming out, retail sales for november. that will be relieved thursday. the gap in what people earn is growing fastest among 35 to 44-year-olds and according to bankrate.com. the gap grew 21% from 1992 to 2012 and more than any other age group. the most troubling aspect in this, according to bankrate is
these are the prime earning years. many believed to be the most important for retirement savings. the biggest culprit? high unemployment and stagnant wages. the income gap is widest among seniors and growing at the slowest rate already let's go to lobby and get ourselves some stock? amc theaters gearing up to go public and its most loyal customers are getting a chance to buy shares usually only reserved for the big-time investors. members of amc stubs reward programs are going to be offered the same price as banks and those big wall street institutions. that is at least according to a letter from the company's ceo jerry lopez. this isn't the first ipo to wide its access. google and facebook did in this past something similar but amc is the first company to include the small investors and makes you want to get into the rewards programs more and more if this guy is willing to do it. >> i didn't know amc had
rewards. >> they don't publicize it a lot but just ask. a lot of them do. you go to the movies any way. even if you don't get stock, earn points and get free popcorn. >> i want one of those seats. >> i don't think that will happen. coming up next, trapped on a plane. a sleeping passenger wakes up to find his plane empty. the doors locked. what he says happened next coming up. [ female announcer ] we give you relief from your cold symptoms. you give them the giggles. tylenol cold® helps relieve your worst cold and flu symptoms. but for everything we do, we know you do so much more. tylenol cold®.
a game on sunday. shutting down play for more than an hour. look at that. chaos. this was during a key contest for two prominent brazilian teams and raising more questions ahead of the world cup. the game had been moved from one of the team's home stadiums because of concerns over fan violence. amazingly, only four people were injured in this chaos there. just crazy. all right. imagine waking up all alone inside an airplane. this happened to a man flying from louisiana to california. tom wagner was on board a united express jet on friday and headed for houston and delay over there. he was set to make a connection when he fell asleep. when the plane landed, no one woke him up. none of the passengers or crew members. nobody said a thing. so when he finally did wake up, he realized the plane was dark and cold and the door was locked! he was inside alone! he had to call his girlfriend who got through to workers who
got him out. the airline says it is investigating what happened. sounds like an amazing story and a whole lot of questions about how it all went down. the good thing is tom wagner will talk live exclusively with "new day" coming up in the 8:00 a.m. eastern hour. "new day" in fact, begins right now. oh, my god! >> happening now. that massive ice storm on the move now dumping a dangerous mix of snow, rain, and ice throughout the northeast. millions readying for a brutal commute. meanwhile, hundreds still stranded at the dallas airport. the world remembers. we are live in south africa readying for a giant memorial, the size of which the world has rarely seen. four living u.s. presidents attendings, as well as tens of thousands from around the globe. the frozen tundra like it's
never been played on before. the kiled day in the nfl. in one game, five touchdowns in less than two minutes and in this the longest field goal ever. >> your "new day" starts right now. . >> good morning, welcome to "new day," everyone, it's monday, december 9th, 6:00 in the east. i'm kate baldwin in new york. >> reporter: i'm in johannesburg, boy the rainbow nation is in full effect as they get ready for what promises to be a truly epic memorial for nelson mandela. we will be live which details. first, let's go to kate which this top story. >> we will be checking in which you. let's gen here back